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Many today believe that the Christian life is rather easy to both obtain and live. But the Puritans saw it as warfare, as wrestling, as "holy violence" to use their term. The Apostle Paul spoke of beating his own body into subjection. And this holy violence is to be brought not only against one's self, but against Satan, the world, and heaven too. And in this confrontation, we must use the weapons God has given us: reading the Word, hearing the Word, prayer, meditation, self-examination, and the due observance of the Lord's Day.

The writings of Thomas Watson, replete with sound doctrine, practical wisdom, and heart-searching application, need no introduction to readers of the Puritans. His profound spirituality, terse style, gripping remarks, practical illustrations, and beauty of expression make him one of the most irresistible, quotable, and devotional of all the Puritans. Heaven Taken by Storm is a precious little volume of practical Christian living and is one of our favorite Puritan titles.

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  • 10-04-20

Listen to Watson carefully

Good Book listen to slowly and follow it with Scripture. He is a well of truth you have to draw it out slowly and be blessed.

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  • 06-03-21

The Christian life is not passive!

Watson quickly dismisses the notion of our modern day mindset that resting on our profession will push us calmly through the gates of heaven. It is by our desire to see Christ in His fullness that fuels our desire and purpose here on aimed at the gates of heaven, not that we earn the privilege, but our entry is the only thing that will quiet our soul.

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